Either you are white, black, old, young, male or female you probably have hair in your underarm. Some of us prefer to have it shaved off every time it appears. Others keep growing it and never shave it. Let’s look into why we have armpit hair and how we cope with it.
Armpit hair was here since the beginning of the human race. When exactly that was, is another story. But no matter if we want it or not, armpit hair is constantly growing, like any other hair on our body.
Armpit hair theories
There are two main reasons why we have hair in our underarms. The first and probably the main reason is that armpit hair collect our pheromones. Yeah, pheromones cause that smell when we get sweaty. Some people, usually men, have stronger pheromones hence their armpits smell really bad. There is a myth that if you shave off your armpit hair you won’t smell so much. Not true, hair itself doesn’t smell. It’s those pheromones that produce the smell, hair is only means how they get out of the body.
Second theory suggests that armpit hair helps to lessen the friction on the sking when we move our arms. I’m not sure how true this is because I don’t know anyone with shaved armpits who would have problems with friction.
Remove your armpit hair
If you want to remove your armpit hair check out this guide which will show you 4 ways how to remove your underarm hair.